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COVID-19 Resources for Parents and Stakeholders

DJJ Committed Youth COVID19 Numbers

Updated as of 9 a.m. Friday August 7
(Numbers updated when there is a change)

Bon Air JCC Alternative Placements
(DJJ's contracted residential treatment programs for committed youth)
Residents Staff Residents Staff

Active Cases in
Medical Isolation
Recovered
(no longer in
medical isolation)

Active Cases
Not at Work

Recovered
(returned to work)

Active Cases in
Medical Isolation
Recovered
(no longer in
medical isolation)

Active Cases
Not at Work

Recovered
(returned to work)
0 34 9 16 0 1 13 18
DJJ COVID-19 Testing Chart

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Updates

DJJ updates website to show COVID 19 curve demonstrating the results of the quarantine and relatively short duration of the period of positive tests. DJJ is cautiously optimistic as we continue to battle the virus.

No new COVID-19 cases in nearly three weeks; DJJ continues to deliver services to youth at Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center

Press Release

DJJ hosted a Virtual Bon Air Parents Town Hall Meeting for parents, guardians and assigned employees - see attached Agenda and Director's Opening Remarks. Answers to parent questions submitted in advance were incorporated into the presentations to the extent possible. Parent questions obtained that evening and questions about individual youth will be responded to via email or telephone. Any additional questions should be sent to the resident's Bon Air counselor or Community Coordinator.

Currently zero Active COVID 19 cases at Bon Air - DJJ acknowledges that the spread of the virus has slowed on the campus with only 3 new cases in the last 3 weeks. The agency is cautiously optimistic but advised by VDH that eradicating the virus will be a long process just like in the community. Read the full message.

(English) (Spanish)

Read the seventh update since March 16 regarding the COVID 19 pandemic and its impact on Bon Air and the residents.

(English) (Spanish)

The Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) responded to a letter from the Legal Aid Justice Center (LAJC) dated April 20. The vast majority of the organization’s recommended actions had already been in place prior to the receipt of the letter.

Press Release    Response to LAJC

Residents of DJJ’s Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center who test positive for the COVID-19 virus receive round-the-clock medical care from DJJ’s chief physician, nurse practitioner, and a team of licensed nurses in an area of the facility that is separate from other residents. Read press release here.

DJJ continues to take additional steps to protect the health and well-being of employees, youth on community supervision and committed residents. All employees are being issued cloth face masks per recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Governor Northam. Community staff will be required to wear their masks when meeting with clients in their offices or the community. Bon Air staff will be required to wear their masks when on the living units or in the presence of a resident. All staff are asked to wear their masks in the presence of colleagues when they cannot adequately social distance at 6 feet. Bon Air medical and other staff, as needed, are also being issued additional Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). All Bon Air residents have been provided cloth masks to use when not in their sleeping room. After our first youth tested positive, and in consultation with the Virginia Department of Health, we started taking the temperatures of the residents twice per day. It has been determined that some COVID 19 positive individuals display a low-grade fever and no other symptoms. With that in mind, our medical staff are conducting additional assessments and requesting COVID 19 tests as an added precaution, when warranted. Such testing and subsequent results will be reported to the parents / guardians of the youth in question consistent with confidentiality laws. DJJ continues to follow all previously reported protocols.

All in-person training events are cancelled until June 10 per the Governor’s Directive banning meetings for groups over 10.

One Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center (JCC) resident tested positive for the coronavirus over the weekend. He was isolated in the Central Infirmary, and is well on the way to recovery. Click here for more information.

DJJ reports 2 residential employees and one CSU employee test positive (press release)

DJJ reports a positive test result for one employee. The employee is based at Bon Air JCC and was asymptomatic when last reporting to work. The employee did not have close contact with any youth as defined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The employee is being treated at home. DJJ is following Virginia Department of Health (VDH) protocols for notifications and CDC protocols for safety and cleaning.

DJJ has suspended all visits to Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center until further notice. This includes all transportation services to and from the facility. We will make every effort for family members to have contact with the residents via telephone and video. We appreciate your understanding as we do everything we can to prevent the spread of the virus, and keep our residents healthy.

VPSTC remains open for essential operations only. All non-essential training and events scheduled through June 10 have been cancelled or postponed.

Important Information

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